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Suspended : Untethered to the Within and Outside

When vision is obscured, perceived truth and bodily truth become disconnected. In suspended: untethered to the within and outside two wandering figures are suspended in a space with no depth and no boundaries, an emblem of their inner confusion. The dual image conveys the poetic consistencies and inconsistencies of a phenomenon described in field tests conducted in the 1920s. These tests demonstrated that when humans are deprived of a singular point of focus, like a mountaintop or sun, they begin to walk in circles. Blindfolded and without the ability to correct its path, the body intuitively takes over, and although the subjects perceive that they are walking in a straight line, they are in truth walking in a series of unpredictable loops. It has yet to be confirmed why this particular phenomenon happens.

The viewer may experience the figure’s aimless movement as their own, and momentarily enter the limbo of non-direction, leaving their own body behind. There are two figures, one on each screen; are they different subjects or the same person at different times? Are we witnessing a single action played out of synch with itself, or separate occasions? Along with the droning and ambient nature of binaural tones set to induce a state of wakeful meditation, the compounded ambiguities propel a response of disorientation and the tension inherent in that sensation. Suspended: untethered to the within and outside is a performance that embodies this notion and proves that what is limited in perception is boundless in truth.

Suspended : Untethered to the Within and Outside

When vision is obscured, perceived truth and bodily truth become disconnected. In suspended: untethered to the within and outside two wandering figures are suspended in a space with no depth and no boundaries, an emblem of their inner confusion. The dual image conveys the poetic consistencies and inconsistencies of a phenomenon described in field tests conducted in the 1920s. These tests demonstrated that when humans are deprived of a singular point of focus, like a mountaintop or sun, they begin to walk in circles. Blindfolded and without the ability to correct its path, the body intuitively takes over, and although the subjects perceive that they are walking in a straight line, they are in truth walking in a series of unpredictable loops. It has yet to be confirmed why this particular phenomenon happens.

The viewer may experience the figure’s aimless movement as their own, and momentarily enter the limbo of non-direction, leaving their own body behind. There are two figures, one on each screen; are they different subjects or the same person at different times? Are we witnessing a single action played out of synch with itself, or separate occasions? Along with the droning and ambient nature of binaural tones set to induce a state of wakeful meditation, the compounded ambiguities propel a response of disorientation and the tension inherent in that sensation. Suspended: untethered to the within and outside is a performance that embodies this notion and proves that what is limited in perception is boundless in truth.

Suspended : Untethered to the Within and Outside